World’s largest photo competition shows the gritty streets of cities

Brooklyn, New York by Raffaele De Vivo
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Brooklyn, New York by Raffaele De Vivo

EyeEm, a global community and marketplace for photography and video, is in the middle of its fourth and largest photography competition yet.

With more than 590,000 submissions from 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries, EyeEm's contest has become the largest photo competition in the world.

Categories included portraiture, photojournalism, and architecture, but the largest number of submissions were entered into the street photography category. More than 136,000 images were submitted into the category and judged by a panel of creative professionals.

Below, see the 20 street photography finalists. Winners will be announced during the EyeEm Photography Festival, which is being held in Berlin on September 15-17.

 

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Tokyo, Japan by Julie Hrudova
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Tokyo, Japan by Julie Hrudova

St. Petersburg, Russia by F.D Walker
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

St. Petersburg, Russia by F.D Walker

New York City by Tomaso Baldessarini
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

New York City by Tomaso Baldessarini

London, United Kingdom by Pau Buscató
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

London, United Kingdom by Pau Buscató

Miyoshi City, Japan by Mubariz Khan
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Miyoshi City, Japan by Mubariz Khan

Davao City, Philippines by Karlo Flores
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Davao City, Philippines by Karlo Flores

Offagna, Italy by Massimiliano Landi
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Offagna, Italy by Massimiliano Landi

Kolkata, India by Maciej Dakowicz
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Kolkata, India by Maciej Dakowicz

New York City by Kanrapee Chokpaiboon
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

New York City by Kanrapee Chokpaiboon

Nonthaburi, Thailand by Jatuporn Pateepaparnee
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Nonthaburi, Thailand by Jatuporn Pateepaparnee

Le Louvre in Paris, France by Francis Malapris
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Le Louvre in Paris, France by Francis Malapris

New York City by Fabian Palencia
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

New York City by Fabian Palencia

Bangkok, Thailand by Angkul Sungthong
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Bangkok, Thailand by Angkul Sungthong

Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway by Alp Peker
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway by Alp Peker

Caracas, Venezuela by Lennin Ruiz
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Caracas, Venezuela by Lennin Ruiz

New York City by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

New York City by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan by Junhan F.
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan by Junhan F.

Lucena City, Philippines by Julius Andres Manzano
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

Lucena City, Philippines by Julius Andres Manzano

New York City by Michael Kowalczyk
The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival

New York City by Michael Kowalczyk

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